Monday, July 26, 2010

Only in the South

Over 900 news laws went into effect on July 1 here in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Here are a few I felt the need to comment on.

CONCEALED WEAPONS. People with a concealed weapon permit can carry a concealed weapon into a restaurant or bar but cannot drink. Previously, people who wanted to carry a weapon into a restaurant or bar had to "open carry," keeping the weapon exposed.

Who is going to know if a person with a concealed weapon is drinking unless the weapon is no longer concealed???

ASSISTED LIVING AND ALCOHOL. Assisted living facilities will now be able to serve alcoholic beverages. Residents of assisted living facilities will also be able to keep alcohol in their rooms legally for the first time.

Now this one I agree with.  People shouldn't be denied alcohol just because they are older or need assistance.  They should also be able to serve drinks to their guests!

DRINKING WHILE DRIVING A SCHOOL BUS.  Any person who possesses or consumes an alcoholic beverage while operating a school bus is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Seriously???  This just became a law?  The kids in my neighborhood are not allowed to walk to school and have to take the bus because they have to cross 1 major street, but up until now the driver could have a bloody mary on the way to school?


JennK said...

Hell yeah on #2!!! I would want one of your no nonsense margharitas if I were in a nursing home!!!

Patrice said...

Jenn - I'm glad you liked the know you'll always be taken care of alcohol wise when you come here for dinner. =)